Yahadut Hatorah claims it would also allow untrustworthy rabbis to officiate at the Jewish weddings.
There, the city is apparently requiring the Hitching Post Lakeside Chapel to officiate gay weddings.
The first thing Joplin needs to find out before he will agree to officiate a wedding is why his potential client is in prison.
She seems astonished by the fact that no ministers wanted to officiate, writing, “So much for Christianity as we know it today.”
Booker had previously refused to officiate at any weddings as a statement of principle until same-sex marriage was legalized.
What is the wound and its agony of pain compared with the infernal suffering of being damned here to officiate?
"Only fainted," the gentleman who had been proposing to officiate as Milly's stepfather said.
When Pharaoh himself deigned to officiate, the memory of the event was preserved by a stela engraved upon the rocks.
Great was the surprise when the victor appeared (p. 127) to officiate as page.
Unfortunately, a large flask protruded from his hip pocket, and it was quietly decided that Mr. Armstrong should officiate.
1630s, "to perform a duty," especially "to perform the duty of a priest," from Medieval Latin officiatum, from present participle of officiare "perform religious services," from Latin officium (see office). Related: Officiated; officiating.